Friday, August 03, 2012

The Bottom

Devin Faraci at BAD has dug up something pretty spectacularly awful - possibly the worst thing you'll see on the internet today. A confluence of awful things in the popular culture mixed together in such a way as to feel like a parody... except its all horribly, horribly real.

"Diggity Dave" - some kind of personality from "Pimp My Ride" - has apparently been making a Nolan-Batman fan-film and has taken to "talking it up" recently with an incredible claim: The Aurora Massacre shooter was "obsessed" with the project and contacted Mr. Diggity personally prior to his rampage. I... can't decide if it's worse if thats a lie or the truth. I'm not going to embed the video, go watch it on BAD b/c they deserve the traffic - those cats work hard.

The premise: Batman has been shot dead, and a random troubled street-punk pilfers his mask and armor to take up the mantle... only now, New Batman uses guns. Commenters at BAD have dubbed him "Emocore Juggalo Batman," which is wholly accurate but doesn't begin to describe just how terrible this thing looks - it's almost a parody of it's subgenre, right down to the clear influence of "Boondock Saints." Watch at your own risk...

5 comments:

xaszatm said...

To Quote the Film Critic Hulk, "I WAS SO MUCH HAPPIER FOUR MINUTES AGO"

Shark said...

Didn't Batman use a gun in the early comics?

Merrick_HLC said...

@Shark:
A few times, but it's kind of like Superman being limited to just barely being "Faster than a speeding bullet."

It's something that was true for a very few issues when the character was forming & then not true by the time the character became an icon.

Individual said...

I think I just died a little inside. I mean, sure the idea of a spinoff where someone takes the bat's gear and rebuilds them and goes all Black Pearl on Gotham has potential, but that was just terrible...

Anonymous said...

The sad thing about this ordeal is that the core idea of this film has serious untapped potential. What if an iconic superhero was killed and left for dead in an alleyway just to be discovered and looted by some lowlife? Somebody that takes the emblematic imagery of a well-known and loved hero as a tool towards personal gratification.

The news could be reporting on this turn of events baffled by the sudden change of attitude, with some delicious satire in apologists and "believers" trying to excuse the behavior any way they can. There could be some conflict within the police department about whether or not they should act against somebody that has helped them so much over the years and how the average citizen would react. Hell, we could even go in the direction that this imposter gradually becomes more like what the hero used to stand for as he realizes that he enjoys standing up for justice.

This, however, looks like the kind of shit that opens at number four in the middle of February, gets dumped on video six weeks later, and only lives on through AMVs set to Disturbed's "Down with the Sickness". That... Dave (fuck that nickname) decided to use the Aurora massacre as a marketing ploy is deplorable regardless of whether or not it's true.